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Journal: I am a masochist 5

Journal by gmhowell

I'm a masochist. No, not of the sexual variety. Of the slashdot variety. For some reason, not only do I still continue to read this site, I click on links to stories about cars and phones. The raging stupidity and arrogance is amazing.

And yet I come back.

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Journal: Does anything work anymore? 3

Journal by gmhowell

Does anything around here work anymore? I go to the page (uid changed to mine to protect the guilty) to try to change friend/foe/neutral status, and I get:


The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at Port 80

I have to click in three different places to find the right link to let me do a JE.
I was gonna give a laundry list, but fuck it, it's just pissing in the wind. I figure Dice was able to buy it for, what, the price of one week of coffee at Starbucks?

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Journal: How To Jump Out of An Airplane

Journal by Greyfox Pretty much like that. Eeh, not the best exit but in my defense it was the first one where I've been "on my own" at the exit. All previous times, someone's been holding on to me.

The second video is my 10th jump. I'm running out of levels to fail, though! I'm much rather take it slow and be sure I have it right than rush through the program.

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Journal: Slashdot takes a page from the users 2

Journal by gmhowell

It seems that slashdot is learning from the users. If ever there was a Troll Tuesday for the front page, it is today. Let's see, we've got a story taking advantage of gender divides, a story taking advantage of Middle East division, several Apple stories, climate change/evolution, and a game console story. Still a few hours to go, so perhaps there is still time for a coding language story, a text editor story, and a distro/desktop story.

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Journal: NDAA Canary

Journal by Thing 1

Similar to the Warrant Canary, it may make sense for someone to create an "NDAA Canary", where it sends individuals an email once a day that each individual must respond to. Perhaps just by clicking a link in the email; or, perhaps by entering "something you know" so that it is less likely to be spoofed. Then, when citizens start disappearing into Guantanamo or wherever, we will be able to know about it even if they are unable to discuss it (through geography, or via gag order).

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Journal: WTF 1

Journal by Thing 1

Why the fuck can't I read the posts that I have created? Slashdot having a bad day? Here's the error I'm getting:

Error 503 Service Unavailable Service Unavailable Guru Meditation: XID: 2024519708 Varnish cache server

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Journal: Changing the signature again, and stupid programming tricks 3

Journal by Thing 1

Old signature: The MIC is in charge; it doesn't matter who the meat votes in.
Wake up! It's 1984. - Oingo Boingo, 1983

New signature: Something positive, for a change.

Stupid programming tricks: the "Write in Journal" button is at the bottom of the page. There's new fancy Ajaxian code to auto-load new items when the user scrolls to the bottom of the page. So, the ability to click that button is a lot like those old annoyance applications with "click the button" which moved around the screen as the mouse got close to it.

In closing: WTF, why aren't my <p> tags working when I preview? This is wall-of-text! Oh well, the info is the important part, but presentation is also useful...

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]